HC Deb 23 March 1989 vol 149 c763W
Mr. Greg Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what figures he has for the growth in productivity in the coal industry for each of the last three years; and if he will publish the figures for other European coal producing nations.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Productivity, in terms of kilograms per manhour in the coal-producing nations of the European Community over the latest three calendar years for which figures are available, was as follows:

1985 1986 1987
United Kingdom 408 512 577
Germany 593 602 616
France 392 427 503
Spain 249 286 284
Belgium 314 321 316